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John Prosser, fierce advocate for Denver’s poor and historic neighborhoods, has died at age 84

John Prosser, fierce advocate for Denver’s poor and historic neighborhoods, has died at age 84

John Prosser had a crystal ball’s ability to predict that Denver would become the city it is today, but he made it a major part of his life’s work to ensure the historic fabric of the city wasn’t lost amid population booms and waves of development.

Denver’s median home value jumped $22,000 this year as number of for-sale homes plummeted

Denver’s median home value jumped $22,000 this year as number of for-sale homes plummeted

Denver’s spiking median home values and plummeting stock of for-sale homes aren’t an outlier in the U.S., they’re the norm, according to Zillow. Company analysts say country is in the midst of an ‘inventory crisis.’

Green RiNo: New project at 28th and Blake to include 20,000-square-foot garden

Green RiNo: New project at 28th and Blake to include 20,000-square-foot garden

Industrial buildings, hip bars and restaurants and street art are some of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Denver’s River North Art District. Come next summer, the trendy urban neighborhood will get a dose of greenery courtesy of a developer involved in some of the area’s marquee projects.

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

Sun Valley, flush with bond money and $30 million in federal grant funding, is set to undergo a face-lift unlike any other Denver neighborhood. The mixed-use Steam on the Platte project shows the private sector will be part of it.

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift

Sun Valley, flush with bond money and $30 million in federal grant funding, is set to undergo a face-lift unlike any other Denver neighborhood. The mixed-use Steam on the Platte project shows the private sector will be part of it.

Metro Denver chasing 80 other corporate prospects besides Amazon

Metro Denver chasing 80 other corporate prospects besides Amazon

Metro Denver economic development officials are keeping their fingers crossed on their Amazon campus proposal, but also say they have gained valuable insights in putting it together.

$3.27 billion and counting: Money going into Denver construction projects set to blow away record in 2017

$3.27 billion and counting: Money going into Denver construction projects set to blow away record in 2017

The amount of money being pumped into construction projects in Denver is on a record-smashing pace in 2017. And, despite a rebuke from the auditor on the topic this summer, the city’s planning and development office says new procedures, technology and a larger staff are helping it deliver faster, better customer service amid the building rush.

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report by Freddie Mac.

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report by Freddie Mac.

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

But by proposing a mandate that in some ways would stand as the nation’s most stringent “green roof” requirement, observers say, the Denver Green Roof Initiative could be taking a gamble on Denver voters.